In foreign countries the freight cars are generally insured, which means whatever cargo is sent through them is covered, if some harm befalls on it. But in Pakistan, things take a different turn as usual. Sadly, cargo companies in Pakistan operate on word of mouth and some very minor disclaimers. More importantly, our locomotive industry isn’t prospering, which means a lot of companies and people rely on these road-cargo services.
Lately an accident on a local road has really shaken up the people’s perception on this matter. A small error on part of the driver lead to a serious road accident, which spelled a lot of problem for the dealers and car owners. The cargo contained several brand new Toyota Corolla cars, Toyota Hilux Vigo and a few other used cars, which rounds the total loss figure to an approximate value of 10-15 million PKR.